Juan Carlos Oliva

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Juan Carlos Oliva
Personal information
Full name Juan Carlos Oliva Fornos
Date of birth (1965-01-04) 4 January 1965 (age 54)
Place of birth Mequinenza, Spain
Playing position Defender
Teams managed
Years Team
1990–1991 Lleida (youth)
1991–1993 Lleida B
1993–1995 CF Tremp
1995–1997 Balaguer
1997–1999 Fraga
1999 Binéfar
2000–2001 CF Tremp
2001–2004 Fraga
2004–2005 Barbastro
2005–2006 Alavés (assistant)
2006 Alavés
2006–2007 Hospitalet
2007 Aris
2007–2008 Villarreal B
2008–2009 Recreativo (assistant)
2009–2010 Salamanca
2010–2011 Gimnàstic
2012–2013 Al-Ahli (assistant)
2013–2014 Al Ain (assistant)

Juan Carlos Oliva Fornos (born 4 January 1965) is a Spanish football manager.

Football career

Born in Mequinenza, Zaragoza, Aragon, Oliva started coaching at an early age, his beginnings being in amateur football. In 2005 he arrived at Deportivo Alavés, being first assigned to the reserves in the third division.

In early 2006, Oliva was appointed at the first team following the sacking of Chuchi Cos, being in charge for five games – three wins, one draw and only one loss, against FC Barcelona – before being dismissed himself by eccentric club chairman Dmitry Pietrman.[1] Alavés would finally suffer relegation from La Liga.

Returned to the third level with CE L'Hospitalet, Oliva led the Catalans to the fourth position in the regular season and the subsequent promotion playoffs, which ended without success. After a few months in Greece with Aris FC, he returned to his country and its division three, being one of three managers for Villarreal CF B as the Valencian side finished in midtable.

In 2008–09 Oliva returned to the top flight, acting as assistant for both Manuel Zambrano and his successor, Lucas Alcaraz, as Recreativo de Huelva finally ranked in the 20th and last position. In late January 2010 he was fired by UD Salamanca, but the Castile and León team finally managed to stay afloat in the second tier.

On 6 December 2010 Oliva joined Gimnàstic de Tarragona in the second division, replacing sacked Luis César Sampedro as the team ranked in last position.[2] He managed to finally lead it out of the relegation zone, notably with a 3–1 home win against eventual champions Real Betis on 15 May 2011.[3]

After 11 games without one win in 2011–12, Oliva was relieved of his duties at Nàstic.[4]


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